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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism and Major Events
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    New learning centre taking shape at Cannonvale State School

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism and Major Events
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    New learning centre taking shape at Cannonvale State School

    Prep and Year One students at Cannonvale State School will enjoy brand new state-of-the-art classrooms from the first day of the school in 2017.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Education Minister Kate Jones visited Cannonvale today to inspect construction of the school’s new $5 million Junior Learning Centre.

    “My Government is delivering the best possible learning environments for students across Queensland,” the Premier said.

    “This new Junior Learning Centre will provide the school with classrooms to support growth in the community.

    Minister Jones said the Government knew quality classrooms support quality teaching and learning.

    “The new centre will make a big difference for Prep and Year One students and the staff at Cannonvale State School,” the Minister said.

    Principal Angie Kelly said she was looking forward to the students learning in an area where all buildings are of the same high standard and purpose-built for the students.

    “Currently, our Prep classrooms are a fair distance from the rest of the school and the administration team,” Ms Kelly said.

    “The nine new classrooms, in conjunction with an existing adjacent classroom, will create a designated junior learning precinct which will be much more central.

    “The precinct will give our youngest students their own identifiable hub while still feeling very much part of the school community.

    “The area will be more accessible for students with disability and support needs and is closer to the student support centre and administration staff. The centre also has all the state-of-the-art features expected of a modern day building, such as integrated technology, flexibility and functionality.”

    Ms Jones said the project was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s record $667 million investment in school infrastructure.

    “We want to ensure that our schools cater for enrolment growth and continue to be quality learning environments that give students the best chance at success,” she said.

     “In the Whitsundays alone, we are investing more than $7 million this year into capital works and maintenance at local state schools.”

    Ms Jones said some of the other local school infrastructure highlights included:

    • $1 million to upgrade the administration block at Bucasia State School
    • $325,000 for design and planning works for the new 12 classroom block at Eimeo Road State School, total project cost of $7 million upon completion
    • $100,000 to refurbish C Block at Northview State School
    • $50,000 for new kindergarten equipment at Seaforth State School

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